we are nearing the end of our 10 day challenge. i hope you are enjoying the practices, and perhaps feel inspired to include some of them in your daily life.
today I am sharing one of my favourite practices, that i have found particularly beneficial for many years now…self-massage. in Ayurveda, this practice is called abhyanga, however i am going to explain a simplified process to keep this easy to include in your day straight away. i encourage you to google the traditional practice if you would like more detail and explanation.
i like to take a really relaxed free attitude to this practice to begin with…no rules, no shoulds….just choose a part of your body that you feel could use a massage and do it. you might rub your shoulders through your shirt. you might spend 3 minutes slowly massaging your face when you put moisturiser on. you might sit and massage your feet with coconut oil. or before you hop in the shower, spend 5-10 minutes massaging your whole body with whatever oil you have at hand. notice your self-talk while doing this practice. do you have positive thoughts toward your body, or critical thoughts. this is valuable information about our habits of thought toward ourselves, which we have the power to shift once we bring them to awareness.
practice being kind and loving toward your body, toward your whole self, even if it’s just for 3 minutes…it all makes a difference. enjoy and appreciate the experience of being in this amazing body of yours!
**** giveaway **** today’s giveaway is a little different. it is an accumulative challenge, combined with our final day tomorrow. i am giving the gift of a custom full 108 +1 bead mala in a combination of rosewood beads, and either rose quartz, green or natural agate, yellow calcite, red coral, onyx, green aventurine, lava stone, or your chosen combination of these. to go in the draw for this gift you will need to do the following –
* be a liker of my luna bloom facebook page (or follow on Instagram),
* like both the day 9 AND day 10 posts on facebook or Instagram
* comment about your experience of the challenge on both the day 9 AND day 10 posts on facebook or Instagram, before midnight AEST each day
* share the day 9 challenge post on facebook (or regram the post on Instagram)
you must follow all these steps to be in the draw for the custom mala, as well as have an Australian postal address for delivery of the mala.